As many of you know, we have been in earnest prayer for several months about moving to Mbonisweni, South Africa to become the new base directors for Iris Ministries South Africa. We are excited to announce that God has spoken and confirmed His next step for us. As Jean loves to say, “The cloud is moving.” Indeed, we know God’s presence is going before us to Mbonisweni and we will joyously follow.
This joy is bittersweet as we say goodbye to our family in Pemba and especially our boys. Our dorm room (and the Iris kids in general) received the news surprisingly well, which has comforted our hearts greatly. Another great comfort is the blessing and commissioning from our spiritual parents, the Bakers. After several years of mentorship and fruitful ministry, we knew this day of launching would someday come.
Thank you again for joining us on this journey! We look forward to keeping you prayerfully connected as we share His vision for this new children’s center, new nation, new people groups, etc!!!! We leave for South Africa (SA) in the one week, so we are busy imparting all we can into the leaders and missionaries who will be taking our areas of responsibility, ministry, etc. We know this seems quick, but our presence is urgently needed. Upon arrival, it is good possibility that Jean will join Pastor Suprise Sithole (pictured above) on an important trip to the UK regarding the new children’s center. Please be praying for us during this time of transition!
We love and bless you, our friends and supporters. Your amazing generosity is an ongoing miracle in our lives that brings great blessing and eternal life to so many of the lost and the least. Please continue to run the race with us!
Jean and Teisa Nicole